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The Alleged Domestic Violence Call

The Alleged Domestic Violence Call

It is important for SM/leather/fetish persons to have an understanding of the relationship between the SM community and law enforcement and of the numerous legal issues that can effect us ? specifically the law enforcement response to an alleged domestic violence call. Once this is accomplished, we can constructively interact with law enforcement if the need arises. This presentation will focus on two aspects of this relationship ? constructively dealing with officers and avoiding legal trouble. This workshop does not go in depth about the "cycle of abuse" or "real/actual" domestic violence, rather it is about consensual SM being misinterpreted as domestic violence by law enforcement. The discussion is designed to include the following sub?topics:

  • Our attitudes towards law enforcement
  • The attitudes of law enforcement toward the SM community and SM activities
  • Reasons for law enforcement to take action against a SM activities
  • Effective interaction with law enforcement
  • Society's domestic violence concern
  • The alleged domestic call
  • Things SM persons should do
  • Things SM persons could do

The law is a complex and ever?evolving system and has a long way to go before it takes all alternative lifestyles into consideration. In the meantime, we need to be as familiar with the law and of law enforcement as we can be. Utilizing our knowledge, people skills, and common sense, we can hopefully avoid becoming victimized by the society we live in.

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